OECD/NEA and U.S. NRC PWR MOX/UO 2 core transient benchmark

T. Kozlowski, C. A. Cotton, T. J. Downar, R. Lee

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Abstract

The benchmark described here was designed to provide the framework for assessing the ability of modern reactor kinetics codes to predict the transient response of a core partially loaded with MOX fuel. This benchmark employs many of the characteristics of the NEACRP L-335 PWR benchmark proposed by Finnemann in 1991 which was designed to assess the ability of spatial kinetics codes to model rod ejection transients. The current problem adds the complexity of modeling a rod eject in a core fueled partially with weapons grade MOX. The core chosen for the simulation is based on a four-loop Westinghouse PWR power plant similar to the reactor chosen for Plutonium disposition in the U.S.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlobal 2003
Subtitle of host publicationAtoms for Prosperity: Updating Eisenhowers Global Vision for Nuclear Energy
Pages368-371
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventGlobal 2003: Atoms for Prosperity: Updating Eisenhower's Global Vision for Nuclear Energy - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Nov 16 2003Nov 20 2003

Publication series

NameGlobal 2003: Atoms for Prosperity: Updating Eisenhowers Global Vision for Nuclear Energy

Other

OtherGlobal 2003: Atoms for Prosperity: Updating Eisenhower's Global Vision for Nuclear Energy
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period11/16/0311/20/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kozlowski, T., Cotton, C. A., Downar, T. J., & Lee, R. (2003). OECD/NEA and U.S. NRC PWR MOX/UO 2 core transient benchmark. In Global 2003: Atoms for Prosperity: Updating Eisenhowers Global Vision for Nuclear Energy (pp. 368-371). (Global 2003: Atoms for Prosperity: Updating Eisenhowers Global Vision for Nuclear Energy).